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14 Settembre 2018

Stati Uniti

INCOMES ROSE AND POVERTY RATE FELL FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR, CENSUS DATA SHOW

People worked more hours as joblessness declined; some economists are puzzled wages haven’t climbed faster. American incomes rose and poverty declined for the third consecutive year in 2017, according to census figures released Wednesday that suggest more Americans are benefiting from the robust economy. The new data, which provide a broad look at U.S. economic well-being, show that median household income increased to $61,372 last year, up 1.8% when adjusted for inflation. There were 39.7 million people in poverty last year, and that rate dropped 0.4 percentage point to its lowest level since 2006. The full article is available here (only by subscription): https://www.wsj.com/articles/median-household-income-rose-1-8-in-2017-census-bureau-figures-show-1536762535 (ICE NEW YORK)


Fonte notizia: the wall street journal